Please feel free to copy the following Essay Outline Example as one way to organize your outline. You don’thave to follow it exactly, but should copy and adapt it according to your own topic and requirements. Forexample, you may or may not need exactly 5 Topics as provided here, or you may need more, so adjust thesheet as required. However, I do recommend that you keep careful track of all your sources for all theevidence that you will be using (this will make you life easier when it is time to footnote your references)ESSAY OUTLINEIntroductory ParagraphResearch Question:How is God depicted in 'A Good Man is Hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor compared to 'Rogers version' by John UpdikeThesis Statement: The characterization of God in 'A Good Man is Hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor in comparison to 'Rogers version' by John Updike, is a stark contrast. Both pieces of literature have multiple allusions to god and his influence in the story is pronounced in both texts however his inclusion in stories is where the differences start to become clear. Topics:First Topic: How does the presence god affect the characters in the book Possible Subtopics: • How it affects the characters actions• How the presence affects the psyche of the characters• How the presence affects the outcome of the text Evidence:The Misfit, from a good man is hard to find , adheres to a moral code that remains consistent and strong. From his experiences as a convicted criminal, he believes that the punishment is always disproportionate to the crime and that the
crime, in the end, doesn’t even really matter. Source: Billings, J. Todd. “John Updike as Theologian of Culture: Roger's ‘Version’ and the Possibility of Embodied Redemption.” Christianity and Literature, vol. 52, no. 2, 2003, pp. 203–213. JSTOR, .